The Kingdom of Eswatini is urged to convene an urgent national dialogue.

The two-day Extraordinary Summit of the SADC Organ Troika wants talks to be held in a calm and peaceful environment.

The call by the Organ Troika comes amid rising acts of sporadic violence in Eswatini, with all sides blaming one another.

In recent days, a prominent opposition leader and chairperson of the multi-stakeholder forum, Thulani Rudolf Maseko was gunned down.

SADC Organ Troika leaders condemned the killing and called for a swift investigation to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

The Organ Troika also wants the government of Eswatini to urgently initiate the process of a national dialogue with all stakeholders.

Lesotho is another SADC member state seized with the process of national reforms. 

The region's leaders applauded the commitment made by the Kingdom's Prime Minister Samuel Matekane to implement the said reforms.

The reforms are meant to depoliticise Lesotho's key state institutions and appointments, and ensure stability after years of turmoil.

The two-day Extraordinary Summit of the SADC's most powerful organ was convened to consider and take decisions on specific political and security issues in the region.

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Blanche Goreses